Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’ starring son Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam will be clashing with Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan-starrer ‘Raees’ on January 25, 2017. The two movies were earlier planned to release on January 26, 2017 but were later preponed by a day.


It was earlier reported that SRK had met producer Rakesh Roshan to convince him to push ahead the release date of ‘Kaabil’, but it did not happen. Now, Rakesh Roshan has finally opened up on why he never thought of pushing ahead the release date of ‘Kaabil’ in spite of SRK’s insistence.

Speaking to a leading tabloid, Roshan said, “I am neither angry nor hurt with Shah Rukh Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani or Farhan Akhtar. To quote a line from ‘The Godfather’, ‘It is strictly business, not personal.’ What is baffling is that SRK, Farhan and Ritesh came to meet me twice to discuss the release date and I explained to them that the box office window open to us collectively is approximately Rs 300 crore. They agreed, then went and announced that they are coming on the Republic Day weekend of 2017. Once SRK suggested to me that I should shift my date. I told him I couldn’t because I am superstitious. During King Uncle, I had pushed the release earlier by four weeks because of my daughter Sunaina’s wedding and the film flopped. After that I have never shifted the original date.”

We always knew that Roshan Sr is superstitious about the letter ‘K’, but we didn’t know that he was also superstitious about postponing the release date of his movies.